Tensions in antibiotic prescribing: pitting social concerns against the interests of individual patients.

@article{Metlay2002TensionsIA,
  title={Tensions in antibiotic prescribing: pitting social concerns against the interests of individual patients.},
  author={Joshua Metlay and Judy A. Shea and Linda B Crossette and David A Asch},
  journal={Journal of general internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={87-94}
}
BACKGROUND To reduce the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the community, physicians must optimize their use of antibiotics. However, optimal use from the perspective of the community (reserving newer agents for future use) is not always consistent with optimal use from the perspective of the individual patient (prescribing newer, broader agents). OBJECTIVES To identify preferred patterns of antibiotic prescribing for patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), measure… CONTINUE READING
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